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WH says Trump now 'disagrees' with Putin proposal to question former US ambassador

(WASHINGTON) -- After political backlash from Republicans and well as Democrats, the White House said Thursday President Donald Trump now "disagrees" with Russian President Putin's proposal that Russian investigators be allowed to question Americans, including a former U.S. ambassador to Moscow.Putin had proposed the idea in exchange for allowing special…... Read More

Lapses at all levels of government made Flint water crisis worse: Report

(WASHINGTON) -- The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog says that all levels of government -- federal, state, and local -- failed their oversight responsibilities to ensure that the residents of Flint, Michigan had clean water.The report on the government response to the crisis in Flint, released Thursday, said there were…... Read More

DHS chief says 'too soon' to tell if Trump-Putin relationship will have any real impact

(WASHINGTON) -- The nation’s top Homeland Security official, charged with helping to stop foreign hackers from breaking into U.S. systems, says it’s still not clear whether President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week will produce any significant results, but Trump “continues to work on the…... Read More

Republicans block Democrat attempt to subpoena Trump interpreter

(WASHINGTON) -- Republicans blocked an attempt Thursday morning to subpoena the interpreter who sat in on President Donald Trump’s one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland on Monday.Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, joined with fellow California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell to…... Read More

Lawmakers condemn White House suggestion that Kremlin could interrogate former US ambassador

(WASHINGTON) -- Lawmakers and former intelligence officials are expressing outrage over the White House suggesting it is considering a proposal from the Kremlin to potentially interrogate a group of Americans including a former U.S. ambassador.In an exchange during the White House briefing Wednesday, press secretary Sarah Sanders would not rule…... Read More

Putin: 'Certain forces' in the US want to 'disavow the results' of summit with Trump

(WASHINGTON) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that his summit with President Donald Trump this week had generally been a success but "certain forces in the U.S. now want to prevent what was achieved there."“On the whole the meeting was successful,” Putin said in a televised speech to Russian…... Read More

Maxine Waters warns supporters of possible 'armed protests' against her

(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Maxine Waters warned supporters on Wednesday of potential "armed protests" against her after an extremist group called for ongoing demonstrations outside her office in Los Angeles.In a lengthy statement issued late Wednesday, Waters, D-Calif., said she’d been notified about forthcoming protests by the Oath Keepers, which she…... Read More

White House disputes that Trump denied Russia still targeting the US

(WASHINGTON) -- For the second time in as many days, the White House sought to clarify President Donald Trump's comments on whether Russia targeting the U.S. saying that the president's "no" was actually a no to taking reporters' questions.ABC News' Cecilia Vega asked her question twice and for a clarification…... Read More

Trump pays respects to family of fallen Secret Service agent, calling him an 'elite hero'

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump traveled to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland Wednesday for the return of a Secret Service agent who died Tuesday after falling ill during the president's overseas trip.Nole E. Remagen suffered a stroke over the weekend while on duty during the…... Read More

Senate Democrats want to question Trump's interpreter at Putin summit

(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Democrats, who believe they won't get any insight into what actually took place during the private meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin from the administration itself, are now looking to the U.S. interpreter who was in the one-on-one encounter for more information.Sen. Jeanne…... Read More

Trump orders redesigned red, white and blue Air Force One

(WASHINGTON) -- Air Force One could be one of the most recognizable airplanes in the world, but by 2024, the plane is getting a big patriotic makeover.The next generation of Air Force One planes will feature a brand new red, white and blue color scheme, President Donald Trump said in…... Read More

Court filings allege Russian agent offered sex for access

(WASHINGTON) -- A new court filing alleges Maria Butina, the Russian gun-rights activist who was recently arrested and charged as a foreign agent, offered “sex in exchange for a position within a special interest organization” as part of a bid to gain access and make contacts in American political circles.Butina,…... Read More

Air Force chief of staff praises administration for Space Force

(WASHINGTON)-- If the Air Force Chief of Staff doesn't support President Donald Trump's idea of a separate Space Force, he did not reveal his feelings to the press Tuesday, instead praising his administration for putting focus on space as a "war-fighting domain.""One of my challenges when I first came in…... Read More

Trump's comments on meddling put cybersecurity back in spotlight

(WASHINGTON) -- As President Donald Trump stood next to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and called the Russian president's denials of Russian meddling "extremely strong," he snapped back into focus for lawmakers and cybersecurity experts alike the subject of election meddling.Trump's remarks, which he has since tried to clarify, are in…... Read More